UTU 1741 School Bus Drivers Rally Against First Student
|SF UTU 1741 First Student bus drivers will be picketing to protest the firing of a long term bus driver and union busting by First Student
12/4 SF Rally: UTU 1741 School Bus Drivers Protesting Union Busting & Firing By First Student
Contact: Laurie Cahn, spokesperson, UTU 1741/San Francisco School Bus Drivers
School bus drivers gather to protest contract-violating firings by First Student
Drivers suddenly without jobs, health insurance days before the holiday season begins; students lose experienced drivers
SAN FRANCISCOŚMore than 100 San Francisco school bus drivers are expected to gather to protest the sudden, contract-violating firings of school bus drivers by First Student, the nation's largest operator of school buses. This action is part of a national effort that includes Bus Driver Unions in Santa Rosa, CA; Buffalo, NY; and Boston, MA.
WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 10:00 AM
WHERE: First Student Bus yard; 2270 Jerrold Ave. San Francisco CA 94124
WHO: A veteran driver with 24 accident free years of school bus driving in San Francisco, fired under an arbitrary new rule, for a minor first time accident.
WHY: San Francisco's school bus drivers are demanding that:
First Student stop arbitrary firings and honor the progressive discipline section of our legally negotiated union contract
reinstate illegally terminated drivers immediately
stop campaign of intimidation and fear against drivers
***This event will furnish opportunities for photographs as demonstrators will be picketing and marching with signs in front of the bus yard.***
[View the list]